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Titel: Poets and prophets : essays in medieval ...
Cambridge : Rochester , NY , USA : D.S. Brewer ; Boydell & Brewer, 1990. Hardcover. xx, 218 p. ; 24 cm. Edited by T.A. Shippey and John Pickles. Condition : very good. ISBN 0859912892[KEYWORDS: MEDIEVAL STUDIES, *. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 250496
Inhaltsangabe: Professor T.A. Shippey writes in his introduction to the present volume: `Speaking personally, Geoffrey Shepherd had a claim to being more influential on other medievalists than any other Englishman of his generation.' His former pupils testify to his intelligence and subtlety, yet he never wrote a full-length book, and his scholarship survives in a handful of articles and in his work as an editor. This volume therefore represents the tangible testament of a major figure in English literary scholarship. The focus of the pieces reprinted here is on Anglo-Saxon religious verse, on Chaucer and on Piers Plowman, and in them Geoffrey Shepherd's highly original and often paradoxical approach is evident; he was equally interested in poetic vision and the value of grammar as a discipline, in the theory of storytelling and in the minutiae of textual editing. These rich and subtle pieces have much to offer, and their reissue will be widely welcomed.
Über den Autor: GEOFFREY SHEPHERDwas Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Birmingham.
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